Line Break: ‘Song’ by Leonard Cohen

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I almost went to bed
without remembering
the four white violets
I put in the button-hole
of your green sweater

and how I kissed you then
and you kissed me
shy as though I’d
never been your lover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(From The Spice-Box of Earth, published in 1961. Cohen was 27.)
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